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    SADOW: Jindal Prayer Meeting Brings Out The Anti-Free Speech Crowd At LSU

SADOW: Jindal Prayer Meeting Brings Out The Anti-Free Speech Crowd At LSU

The staging of an event at Louisiana State University Baton Rouge’s Pete Maravich Assembly Center has raised the question about whether events at state facilities ought to be censored over

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    SADOW: No, Burl Cain Isn’t Going To Be A Major Factor In The 2015 Governor’s Race

SADOW: No, Burl Cain Isn’t Going To Be A Major Factor In The 2015 Governor’s Race

It might surprise readers to know that the idea of the warden of Louisiana’s most prominent prison running for governor is neither unprecedented nor futile. It turns out that the

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    SADOW: Voter Self-Interest Wipes Out Louisiana’s Democrats

SADOW: Voter Self-Interest Wipes Out Louisiana’s Democrats

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 marked the end of the transformation of Louisiana’s political party system, as every imaginable Republican defeated, and then some, every imaginable Democrat, a scenario unthinkable when

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    SADOW: Shreveport And Caddo Voters Clearly Want Change

SADOW: Shreveport And Caddo Voters Clearly Want Change

When looking at the sum total of local elections in Caddo Parish this year, throwing out bums, or at least not letting them into office, erupted as the overall theme

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    SADOW: The Next Battle Will Be Against The Faux Republicans

SADOW: The Next Battle Will Be Against The Faux Republicans

As Louisiana Democrats find themselves sliding into political oblivion, they find on offer two strategies to become meaningful again at the statewide level: adapt to the median voter’s issue preference,

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    SADOW: A Defeat 18 Years In The Making

SADOW: A Defeat 18 Years In The Making

Almost two years ago this space identified data showing Sen. Mary Landrieu’s reelection bid was in trouble. As more became available, some 375 days ago it noted “it’s now questionable

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SADOW: An Overhaul And Reduction Of Louisiana’s Business Tax Breaks Is In Order

  SADOW: An Overhaul And Reduction Of Louisiana’s Business Tax Breaks Is In Order

The excellent series on the value brought by tax exceptions continues in the Baton Rouge Advocate with a piece on

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SADOW: Vitter Goes Populist On Common Core; Does It Matter?

  SADOW: Vitter Goes Populist On Common Core; Does It Matter?

So Sen. David Vitter flopped/evolved on the issue of the Common Core State Standards, pursuant to his quest for the

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SADOW: Debate Makes The Choice Clear For Louisiana

  SADOW: Debate Makes The Choice Clear For Louisiana

Heading into Monday night, Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy had only two missions to accomplish against Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu in

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SADOW: Comprehensive Tax Reform Ought To Be On The Agenda In Next Year’s Session

  SADOW: Comprehensive Tax Reform Ought To Be On The Agenda In Next Year’s Session

Taking a cue from this space, the Baton Rouge Advocate ran an excellent piece amplifying the issue of the distortive

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SADOW: The Latest Round Of Landrieu Mudslinging Isn’t Going To Change Anything

  SADOW: The Latest Round Of Landrieu Mudslinging Isn’t Going To Change Anything

The “Hail Mary” to try to burnish embattled Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office-holding credentials came earlier this month. Now has

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SADOW: There Are Some Tax Breaks Which Strangle Louisiana’s Budget

  SADOW: There Are Some Tax Breaks Which Strangle Louisiana’s Budget

Once again, budget adjustments towards the middle of Louisiana’s fiscal year have had to be made, illustrating a particularly problematic

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SADOW: Schedler’s All Wet On Those AFP Vote-Shaming Postcards

  SADOW: Schedler’s All Wet On Those AFP Vote-Shaming Postcards

Louisiana’s Sec. of State Tom Schedler seems all out of whack about a constitutional exercise, for reasons that don’t appear

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SADOW: There Just Aren’t Enough ‘Juror 68’s’ Left In Louisiana For Edwin Edwards To Win

  SADOW: There Just Aren’t Enough ‘Juror 68’s’ Left In Louisiana For Edwin Edwards To Win

If we needed any confirmation of why Democrats have fallen from any meaningful power in Louisiana, we need only observe

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SADOW: Tyler In Control Of Off-Script Shreveport Mayoral Race

  SADOW: Tyler In Control Of Off-Script Shreveport Mayoral Race

Most remarkably, to date the 2014 Shreveport’s mayor race has refused to play to form, but it probably will do

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SADOW: Obamacare’s Havoc On Substitute Teachers

  SADOW: Obamacare’s Havoc On Substitute Teachers

Like herpes, the Patient Protection and (Un)Affordable Care Act, known derisively as “Obamacare,” is the gift that keeps on giving,

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SADOW: It’s More Important Not To Run A Deficit Than To Build New Roads

  SADOW: It’s More Important Not To Run A Deficit Than To Build New Roads

Drowned out in elections hoopla was the annual fall exercise of members of the Louisiana Legislature’s transportation committees hitting the

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SADOW: The St. George Story Shows We Need Incorporation Reform In Next Year’s Session

  SADOW: The St. George Story Shows We Need Incorporation Reform In Next Year’s Session

With the incorporation petition for the proposed municipality of St. George undergoing vetting for validity, that very process plagued with

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SADOW: We’ve Probably Seen The High-Water Mark For Rob Maness

  SADOW: We’ve Probably Seen The High-Water Mark For Rob Maness

Defeated Republican Senate candidate Rob Maness apparently on his terms endorsed Rep. Bill Cassidy for that office. Which leads to

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